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The Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum “where everyday objects, story, and Judaism intersect,” will open this Thursday, Feb. 20, in UNC Greensboro’s Greensboro Project Space, with an opening reception Sunday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m.

Note: the date of the opening reception has changed from the original date because of the Winter Weather Advisory.

The museum, open through March 13, is a collaborative project of UNCG’s Jewish Studies Program, Artist-in-Residence Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem, the Department of Religious Studies, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Greensboro Project Space, and the Greensboro Jewish community. 

It will be a place “open to people of all faiths and identities to see and hear about objects that activate the contemporary Jewish identity in Greensboro today.”

“It showcases objects important to individuals’ Jewish identity, along with their stories, offering an intimate and timely look at the experience of Judaism in our city,” says UNCG Director of Jewish Studies Ellen Haskell.

At the opening event, the UNCG Art Truck will be on site recording conversations with Greensboro Jewish residents. Participants should bring an object imbued with significance to them as a Jewish person, and the objects and stories will become part of the GCJM collection.

In addition to the museum itself, there will also be a catalog for the exhibition.

Greensboro Project Space and the Museum are open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for Spring Break week, March 2-6. 

There are several events associated with the museum; see the website for details.

 
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